Monday, November 13, 2017

Waterline..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews











First of all let me apologize for my absence and lack of posting of late. I had a family health crisis and needed to take some time away from my painting.
It's been like losing my right arm, and I JUST HAD TO GET BACK INTO MY STUDIO!

That happened late yesterday, and this is the finished result.

It's a pastel image on Sennelier pastel paper (unframed)

This image is 12" x 16" unframed.

$225 plus S/H




Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/waterline-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true








Thanks so much for visiting..




Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Paint With Rae Andrews in Southwest France May 2018


Please don't miss out on this fabulous trip to the region of the Dordogne Valley in southwest France.

Rae will demonstrate in pastel techniques and watercolor. However all mediums are welcome.

Rae will give personal at easel instruction if you choose a different medium to what she is demoing in.

** We also have a wonderful studio in which to work if desired.. 
This venue covers it all!


Lakes, rivers, castles, quaint French  towns, poppy fields, medieval cliff side villages and so much more..

This venue of Le Vieux Couvent is a restored 17th century convent, now an artist's retreat! 

 Private room (most with own bath and meals to die for!

The price is including so many things including my tuition..

$2600 inclusive

Airfare is not included and a couple of meals..

Go to the website below for details, and please contact me if you are interested. I need to get deposits in by early December 2017.


I hope you will join me!

Bonjour!


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Queen For The Day..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


This is the completed demo I began last week for the Brenham Arts League here in Texas.

I possibly spent only 30 minutes on the actual demo as I had already done a longer one and time was short.

This image is on white velour paper.

The steps of this are below..

 I like to work a lot of negative painting into my background first, and the flower/s evolve as the painting progresses.

I did not pre draw to begin with, merely used 'VEILS' of pastel marks over the surface first to disturb the surface tension. 

After this I referred to my photo of a flower and sketched a little over these marks to give me a 'road map' of a flower so to speak.

I like movement in my works, and not sticking to a plan, just allowing the painting to tell me what it wants to do.

Here are the steps.
This image is a pastel on velour paper (unframed)
19.5" x 25.5" 
$550 plus S/H

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:





Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com







Thursday, October 19, 2017

Neptune’s Court..Watermedia..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





NEPTUNE'S COURT began in a recent abstract workshop I took with Mary Ann Beckwith.

Lots of paint flying everywhere, textures and creativity.

I had just a big sheet of this Yupo (manufactured paper) covered in implied textures, very pretty, but now what?

The paint always GLOWS on Yupo, and yes, this is mostly WATERCOLOR with some acrylic GESSO over parts, NO INK is used, although I bet some of you thought I had used INK..
Anyway....

I love a challenge.

Pretty as my start was with patterns made by stamping objects or cloth into and over paint, I feel we as artists, should not rely on that alone. It's a trap.. and many artists deem a painting finished before they truly have done much of their own 'pulling together'.

The challenge is making A PAINTING out of all of this lusciousness.

For days now I have gone back and forth with this, breaking objects into the patterns I made, losing and diminishing the importance of my implied textures, to make my AQUATIC shapes evolve.

It takes a LOT of thought, and I constantly turned this around to show all angles before I decided on this vertical format. The painting actually works okay with most angles though.

                                                    I hope you like my result.

                                            This image is 21.5" x 30" unframed

                                                               $550 plus S/H

            Prints of this image can also be purchased through Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/neptunes-court-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true











Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Majesty Sublime..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



MAJESTY SUBLIME was started yesterday as a demo for the Brenham Arts League.

What a lovely audience I had, and it was a pleasure having such an eager participation for my demonstration. Thank you all so much.

I worked more on this today just to complete the image, although I had a good start at the demo, it was just not a 'home run' quite yet.

I think it's okay now, I will live with it a day or so and see how I feel.

                  This image is on Sennelier sanded paper (a dark green I believe) 

                                   It is unframed and measures 19.5" x 25.5"

                                                                $525 plus S/H


                           Prints are also available through my Fine Art America site..




https://fineartamerica.com/featured/magesty-sublime-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true







                                                                    Thanks for visiting..








Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com








Friday, October 13, 2017

Chasm Interrupted..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





I am on a roll with these abstracts now, hope you are not sick of them.
This one was a challenge..

As you will see from the step by step page below, it began as a full sheet of Sennelier paper on which I had done a quick demo for an art group years ago. 

 I am going through all my old filed paintings and reconstructing them. I hate to waste this wonderful substrate.

So...  I first turned the old demo upside down before deciding to cut the paper in half vertically.

I find if I view an old image upside down first it changes my perspective on that piece, and I begin to see possibilities for another painting.

This one, as with my previous posts, changed a great deal throughout the process of painting it. I could easily have gone with a horizontal format, but in the end, decided on this vertical.
I am constantly rotating the work as I paint.

This image is 10" x 25.5" unframed
$350 plus S/H


Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/chasm-interrupted-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true



See below for the thought process behind this pastel painting..

Thanks for visiting..









Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mantled Epoch..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews







Mantled Epoch is cut from the same paper as the previous post. I am glad I stuck with this set of abstracts, always a little worrying to rely on one's design sense, but I do love that 'angst' in my art.

 I began (after I had cut the full sheet in half as with my previous painting) by turning the remaining 'demo' image upside down. 

As I worked by blocking in some hefty darks, I rotated every few minutes, and kept doing that till I settled on a pleasing composition.

Just by rotating the piece as I progressed, I saw so many opportunities evolve. Each rotation looked so different, and the focus became a different area of the painting.

 I had a hard time, as with my previous post, to finally decide which rotation pleased me the most.
Eventually it was this one.

See the process of my thinking below, remember I had no reference with any of these abstracts, I just 'went with the flow' so to speak (pun intended).

This piece is 13" x 19" unframed
It is a pastel on red Sennelier paper.

$350 plus S/H

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/mantled-epoch-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true







See the stages of this painting below..
Thanks for visiting..





Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com